Weekend Planner: March 3, 2017

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for March 3, 2017- March 5, 2017

Top Picks for This Weekend

Dinosaurs rule the world of Paleopalooza Sat. & Sun. at Philly’s Academy of Natural Sciences. Families can get an up-close look at rare fossils and live birds, meet paleontologists, embark on themed tours and show off your best roar during games and crafts.



Spirit of Christmas Celebration New Castle DEMark Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss's birthday Sat. with a belated celebration at Norristown, PA’s Elmwood Park Zoo. Festivities include appearances by kid-lit fave Jerry Spinelli and Curious George and a book fair jam-packed with new and familiar titles.



Put your detective skills to the test Sun. during the Sleuths and Spies Hands-on Tour at Philly’s Rosenbach Museum and Library. Your mission: Explore whodunits like Sherlock Holmes and Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and examine an album that belonged to a real spy in the Civil War. Kids will gain a deeper appreciation for the genre — and a few ideas on how to crack the next case.



More Local Events the Kids Will Love

Dining with Dr. Seuss Week at Collingswood & Medford, NJ's The Pop Shop, through Fri.

Faux Ice Skating Adventure at Philly's Liberty Lands Park, Sat.

FREE Sapsucker Festival at Audubon, PA's John James Audubon Center & Sugar Shack Scramble at Dingman's Ferry, PA's Pocono Environmental Education Center, Sat.

Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show at Wilmington, DE's University of Delaware, Sat. & Sun.

Spring Mommy Market at Lansdale, PA's Walton Farm Elementary School, Sat.

Harlem Globetrotters at Philly's Wells Fargo Center, Sat. & Sun.

FREE PNC Arts Alive First Sunday for Families at Chadds Ford, PA's Brandywine River Museum of Art, Sun.

FREE ArtSee Activities: Here Comes the Sun at Philly's Barnes Foundation, Sun.

FREE Family Arts Academy: Comic Book Drawing at Philly's Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Sun.

Intro to Hiking at Westampton, NJ's Rancocas Nature Center, Sun.

Categories: FYI, Weekend Planner